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Updated November 5, 2017
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Pros
  • KBC verloont bovengemiddeld, biedt een goede work-life balance, ruime interne arbeidsmarkt en opleidingsmogelijkheden (in 13 reviews)

  • Flexibele uren, zelfsturende teams, werkzekerheid, deelname in de winst, doorgoei mogelijkheden (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Doorgroeimogelijkheden beperkt, het is niet gemakkelijk om promotie te maken (in 4 reviews)

  • Zeer moeilijke verticale doorgroeimogelijkheden omdat het kader vol zit (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "middleoffice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KBC full-time

    Pros

    Dress code and free beverages

    Cons

    Can't think of any right now

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employee's the same.


  2. "Too much overtime work"

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    Former Employee - Credit Analyst
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team, nice people here.

    Cons

    Intense working atmosphere. Too much overtime work

  3. "Good Place, bit protectionist"

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    Former Employee - Technolgoy Consultant In Subsidiary
    Former Employee - Technolgoy Consultant In Subsidiary

    I worked at KBC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working in the technology area gives you fantastic insights into organizing a huge enterprise application.
    Most architectures are though old, very relevant and innovative.
    The people are welcome to association even if you work from an overseas office.
    Extraordinarily settled life and leisurely pace of life, (if you are working in projects driven by KBC and not as external consultant )

    Cons

    Extremely protectionist workforce, apparantly people are not welcome to aggressive change , ideas such as outsourcing, technology upgrade are viewed with suspicion and sometimes sabotaged.
    Company is less responsible to its subsidiaries outside of Flanders even if wholly owned .
    Controls are inadequate in some areas and long termers tend to become corrupt.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to double standardize between direct employees and subsidiary employees. Even if inevitably something adversity is expected to fall on subsidiaries, keep the employees in light.
    Have tighter control over local management which tends to become blatantly corrupt and authoritarian.


  4. "it is great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in West Hartfrd, CT
    Current Employee - Analyst in West Hartfrd, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KBC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    it is a casual atmosphere at work

    Cons

    the company is not willing to pay

    Advice to Management

    boost morale


  5. "Not attracting"

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    Current Employee - Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Reasonable benefit including zero-premium health insurance (higher copay), pension plan, 401K, paid vocations etc. Company pays for training. The company will stay alive even it does not make money.

    Good place to work if you have no desire to be better and just need a long term job.

    Cons

    This is a very slow environment where nobody wants to take responsibility. A lot of communication are pretty much done by face-to-face talking so no audit trail like email will be kept. The company is full of politics. It really takes time to be prepared carefully otherwise any mistake will be used to against you.

    The company kept downsizing in the last couple years. The pay is not competitive and bonus is very low.

    If you have desire to be outstanding, this place is not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Please make the business a growing business by all means.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Budapest (Hungary)

    I have been working at KBC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - work-life balance
    - training possibilities

    Cons

    - stric organisation (insurance sector)


  7. "Operations Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KBC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is a fantastic work environment. The benefits are quite competitive in relation to pension contribution and healthcare services

    Cons

    The basic salary could be better and more effort could be made to keep experienced and skilled staff.

  8. "Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KBC full-time

    Pros

    reliable income, possible career growth,

    Cons

    alienating multinational corporation job, mindless waste of time


  9. "Client Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belgrade (Serbia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belgrade (Serbia)

    I worked at KBC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've got nothing to say.

    Cons

    Bad organization, lack of policies.


  10. "A promising new brand of the KBC group"

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    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Brussels (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Brussels (Belgium)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    KBC Brussels - the new brand of the KBC Group - focuses on the younger generations, encouraging its young members with potentials to grow within the company and move up in the hierarchy. The company also offers a wide range of trainings, promoting personnel and professional development.

    Cons

    since KBC Brussels belongs to a Dutch speaking group, trainings, inner platforms, services and documents currently exist in Dutch only. French, English or German speaking staff members must thus adapt. Very little effort is made at the moment towards a more international and multi lingual working environment. In addition, the salaries are, according to some staff members, lower than the ones offered by other bank companies on the Belgian market.

    Advice to Management

    More female staff members at the top of the hierarchy, more effort towards a multi lingual working evironment, more competitive salaries.


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